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Methotrexate

Methotrexate

my rheumatologist prescribed methotrexate about 2 months ago but reading about the side effects I have been truly scared and did not start taking it. Also I have had a very upset stomach and feeling generally sick for at least 2 months that I did not want to add to it by taking additional medication. Yesterday I was also in a lot of pain. Sooo, this morning I took my first dose of methotrexate. It is now 4 hours later and I am still feeling ok
My question is: will the first dose already help… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

Don’t feel bad about asking questions- ask away.
My understanding, also, is that it take several weeks (3-4 weeks) for Methotrexate to start working. In the mean time you may need some pain management to get you through the transition to Methotrexate working.
If Tylenol is working for you perhaps stay with that. Otherwise contact you doctor for a pain protocol while you wait for the Methotrexate to work.

posted 3 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi Sabina, I have been taking methotrexate and folic acid since 2018. It took about 4 months before I noticed a difference but everyone is different and we all react differently to medications. Gratefully I have not had any adverse effects and because it has been working my rheumatolotist has me on a reduced weekly doseage. I take it at night as I was told that sometimes it can make you feel yucky although I have only noticed this a few times. Hope this helps.

posted 3 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hello, i was sceptical at first too.
I was diagnosed 2 years ago, but only recently have I begin to let the guard down.
I have been studying functional medicine as well because wr needote help. This only gets worse. I finally began taking methotrexate again but with an open mind, it helps, but yes it takes a few weeks. Now i have been prescribed Humira but wont receive it until 6/28.
I pray this helps. I will stay in touch. This is a horrible disease. No one understands and the lonely pain is horrible.
Please study functional medicine and be patient with what the dr prescribes.💗

edited, originally posted 3 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Hi sabina and Francie
methotrexate can take a few weeks to get into your system I've been on it since 2013 and no side effects no sickness I always take my meds when I eat so they are not on an empty stomach hope you start to get relief soon
Best wishrs yo you both Pat xxx

posted 3 days ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I agree with what you posted Nancy. I have been on methotrexate for about one month and was told it may take a while to work. I’m also taking hydroxychloraquin, so I’m not sure which is helping or not helping. 😟

posted 3 days ago
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